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Windows 7: Backup and Restore

30 Jan 2016   #1
motim

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Backup and Restore

Hello,
Some days ago, I've noticed system started (after long pause!) creating a windows backup,after almost
1.5 hours the work was done (don't know when will be the second).
Now I attach here a screenshot of the backup content, since it is 36 GB, I ask which part to burn to a DVD disk, if I have to burn all of this, then I have to use 10 discs.
Another question, looked for some (free) burning program capable to erase also (windows can't), so I found
"ImgBurn) but my antivirus found inside ad-malware program and removed the downloaded program.
Any idea about a small burning-erasing program ?
As said above, attached a screenshot backup content.
Thanks for answering,
Motim




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30 Jan 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In my opinion a better method for backup would be a external drive.
Then use Macrium Reflect to do backups to a external hard drive and SSD's.

Here is a tutorial by whs that includes a video.

Imaging with free Macrium




Trying to find a clean download for ImgBurn is very difficult.
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30 Jan 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Burning this to DVDs is not a good strategy. You want to make images in frequent intervals (e.g. weekly) and if you want to burn those all the time, you will soon end up with hundreds of DVDs. Use an external disk of 1 TB. Those are cheap and you can reuse it for years to come.

And I second Jack's suggestion to use free Macrium.
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31 Jan 2016   #4
motim

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Backup and Restore

Hello,
Thanks for the answers. as I wrote some time ago, already have installed free Macrium, made several backups, but what shell I do with the windows done backup ?, its big and uses lot of disk space.
I'll think about purchasing an external drive, just answer this - shell I delete the windows backup files as I posted the screenshot of the content, and stop the system making these backups ?
Thanks for answers.
Motim
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31 Jan 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Since you have the Macrium backups, you can delete the Windows backups.
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